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Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin & Sheriff Jeff Wood Defending Federal Lawsuit –

September 28, 2016   ·   9 Comments

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Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Dee Burgin’s name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person’s civil rights.  With ...

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Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

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Edgar County Sheriff Department being sued…..again –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Most in Edgar County know the history of the Edgar County Jail and its living conditions.  From the days of Karl ...

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Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission Postpones Recommendations (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy ...

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Fact Checking / Responsible Reporting – County Airports and Zoning

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2016, Gary Henry reported that Robert Howrey stated “IDOT estimates approximately half of the county-owned airports in Illinois ...

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Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

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Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

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Dale Barkley resigned from Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from ...

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Photos of Cockroaches Found In B & J’s Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Health Department has provided their report, including photos, on their inspection of B & J Restaurant in Paris, ...

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Convicted By Jury, DNA Results In Motion For New Trial, Still Locked Up –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the ...

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B & J’s Restaurant: Customer Complained About Cockroaches, Got Banned From Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to a customer of B & J’s restaurant (aka “The Track Shack” as it is also known due to its proximity ...

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Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee Meeting – (video) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did ...

Fred Cox – DNA does not match, but still in jail –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – I attended two court hearings this month for the case of Fred Cox, 2014CF121, found guilty on December 16, 2015 of ...

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Edgar County Board discusses Zoning and Probation Office Air Conditioning –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held a study session this morning and discussions centered around: Airport Zoning and setting a date for ...

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Edgar County Board appoints 2-person Zoning Commission, approves Airport Leases –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board, during its monthly meeting this morning approved the following: Established an Airport Zoning Commission – this commission ...

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Edgar County to appoint 2-person Zoning Commission –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board will consider and vote on appointing a two-person Airport Zoning Commission to research and make a recommendation ...

Zoning in Edgar County – What’s the rush?

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which ...

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Watchdogs on Chicago Tonight – re: IL. Auditor General Mautino Investigation –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – We were Live on Chicago Tonight last night discussing the investigation into Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s questionable campaign expenditures. Illinois ...

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Airport still hot topic at Edgar County Board Meeting –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the May 11, 2016, Edgar County Board Meeting, Jimmy Wells, former airport “manager” who long ago resigned his position, spoke ...

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Kraft Dismisses Lawsuit After Edgar County Approves New Compensation Resolution –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – After a three-and-a-half-year battle, the Edgar County Board, in April 2016, passed new Resolutions (here) setting forth the compensation of ...

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Attorney General says Edgar County Board violated Open Meetings Act –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination on a complaint filed alleging an Open Meetings violation ...

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Edgar County Board mulls giving County Airport to City of Paris –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board study session held on April 25, 2016, the board discussed several options they are contemplating with ...

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FOIA Abuse? . . . or Truth Seeking –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – In our continued efforts to provide absolute truth to our readers, we must once again point out inaccuracies in how ...

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Edgar Co. Local Governments owe the State over $166,000 in overpaid PPRT –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – The local governments in Edgar County owed the State of Illinois a total of $166,119.51 in overpayments the state made ...

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Edgar County Board Sets Salary Resolution To Include Health Insurance And IMRF –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board has finally approved a Resolution setting the compensation of elected officials taking office on December 1, ...

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Edgar County Board talks Zoning –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – On the heals of the decision by IDOT-DA to halt all state and federal funding of the Edgar County Airport ...

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No Federal or State funds for Edgar County Airport –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs are pleased with the recent developments in relation to the Edgar County Airport. From all appearances, ...

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It’s National Sunshine Week and Prairie Press published anti-Sunshine letter –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During “National Sunshine Week” in which virtually every organization (and good public official) across the nation, who publish information about government is ...

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Edgar Co. Board member Mike Heltsley still having truth problems –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During discussion of the Edgar County Airport grant application at this past Monday’s county board study session, Mike Helstley is ...

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Update with pics: Sheriff Dept – School Bus accident –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Updated post from earlier today. I snapped a few pictures at the accident scene earlier this afternoon on my way to ...

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